Horseracing

Sunday Times award ushers the ‘Doyle Era’ for racing

Champion jockey Hollie Doyle has won ‘The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year’ award, having been recognised as a pioneer on course to become the face of global horseracing. In her third year on the pro-racing circuit, Doyle (24) secured a record-breaking 135 wins from 900 races (15% strike rate), ranked as the fifth-best jockey by GB Racing – the …

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BHA – UK Racing is well prepared for spectators safest return

UK racing will maintain the tightest control on spectators reattending its racetrack and hospitality venues, following the government’s announcement that it will lift lockdown restrictions across England from 3 December. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) welcomed the decision by the government to allow ‘limited crowds’ to return to tier-1 and tier-2 sporting venues, having been in lockdown since 1 June. …

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UK racing launches ‘Racehorse Relief Fund’ to maintain stud welfare

UK racing has announced the launch of a ‘Racehorse Relief Fund’, managed by the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) in support of stud owners, trainers and UK stables mitigating the financial hardships brought on by the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. The ROA’s fund has been granted approval by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to serve as a relief programme for UK …

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Betsson upgrades group racing content with SIS 24/7 betting channels

Betsson AB has significantly expanded its live racing content by integrating Sports Information Services’ (SIS) 24/7 live betting channels across its European sportsbook portfolio. The agreement marks Betsson’s ‘first-ever group-wide content deal‘, which will see SIS racing channels streamed across its sportsbook subsidiaries of RaceBets, Betsson, Betsafe and NordicBet.  Betsson has highlighted its SIS channel integration as a key sportsbook …

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RMG leads media and betting duties for QIPCO British Champions Day

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has been charged with delivering the media and betting rights for UK racing’s most valuable raceday – Ascot’s ‘QIPCO British Champions Day’ (QBCD) hosted on Saturday 17 October. British Champions Series Ltd (BCSL), organisers of QIPCO British Champions Day, have entrusted RMG to distribute the global media rights for its £2.5 million Ascot raceday. RMG will …

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Toals upgrades NI shops to Racing Post BSD systems

Northern Irish bookmaker Toals has confirmed plans to ‘accelerate its print-to-digital transition’ by upgrading its betting shop displays (BSD) to Racing Post Digital systems.  The upgrade will see all Toals NI betting shops fitted with Racing Post’s interactive touchscreen displays, offering customers in-depth and accurate data, information and content across all sports and horseracing fixtures (UK and international). Further in-store …

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Betfred bid for bankrupt Phumelela refused

Betfred is reported to have been rejected in its last-minute attempt to acquire bankrupt South African heritage wagering and racetrack operator Phumelela Gaming & Leisure.  South African racing news sources reported that Phumelela’s bankruptcy auditor refused to review Betfred’s ZAR 900 million (€45m) counteroffer submitted at the end of August as Phumelela closed its window for rescue proposals.  Stating its …

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Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia

Spotlight Sports Group continues to expand the international publishing services of its flagship subsidiary the Racing Post, announcing that it has entered a content agreement with Russian licensed betting operator Pari-Engineering.  Announced as Spotlight’s first Russian language customer, Pari-Engineering will roll-out Racing Post’s translated content services for British and Irish horseracing and greyhound fixtures across its Poolbet.ru domain. Backing the …

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Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity 

Unibet, the flagship sportsbook property of Kindred Group Plc, has announced its support of British horseracing’s #GoRacingGreen project – making UK racing accessible to those who suffer from mental health problems. The #GoRacingGreen project was launched in 2019 by racing enthusiast and entrepreneur Deborah Matthews, who openly blogged about how equine activities helped her overcome her struggles with mental health.  …

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Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown

Ahead of today’s AGM, Sportech Plc has issued a trading update,  informing investors of further COVID-19 pandemic impacts and countermeasures undertaken by the LSE-listed wagering technology group.  Updating investors, Sportech explained that it has implemented its pandemic cost-saving measures announced during March trading, based on its forecast scenario that global sporting events would be curtailed through to the end of …

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